LANCASTER - A Mount Vernon man drove his vehicle into the front of a Lancaster restaurant Monday afternoon, an accident that miraculously resulted in no injuries.
Estill Trail, 84, otherwise known as "Hammer Handle," has been a permanent fixture in front of the White Barn for years, selling wooden handles and other odds and ends out of his car. The diner, owned by Donna Hopkins and Wanda Shelton, is attached to the Garrard County Stockyards on U.S. 27.
"I jumped up and ran," said Susan Denney, a customer who was having lunch with her husband, daughter and 2-year-old grandson when glass started flying throughout the diner. "The van ended up stopping about two feet from where we were sitting."
Denney said it's amazing that no one was hurt. "Some of us brushed glass off our heads and faces, but no one was even cut."